Boom! Lawyered: The Supreme Court Just Trashed 40 Years of Precedent and Sounded the Alarm for ‘Roe’
Franchise Board of California v. Hyatt may not be the most important case of the Supreme Court term, but the fallout from the Court’s decision to overturn decades of precedent could have major ramifications for Roe v. Wade. In fact, Justice Stephen Breyer sounded the alarm himself in his dissenting opinion. In this episode of Boom! Lawyered, Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo explain what happened and what it could mean for abortion rights, marriage equality, and more.
Boom! Lawyered: How Georgia and Kansas Reveal the Future Battleground for Abortion Rights
The near total ban on abortion recently passed in Georgia contrasts sharply with the landmark decision in Kansas declaring abortion to be a natural right. In the latest episode of Boom! Lawyered, hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explore which of those paths other states are likely to follow and the number-one reason there’s still hope for abortion rights in the United States.
Boom! Lawyered: The Master Plan to Dismantle LGBTQ Rights Is in Its Endgame
The Supreme Court announced this week that it will hear three cases that could determine what, if any, protections LGBTQ employees have from job discrimination. In this episode of Boom! Lawyered, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explain what it means that the Court agreed to hear all three cases together and how the effects of a bad ruling could extend into housing and health-care discrimination.
Boom! Lawyered: If You’re a Rapper, Your Lyrics Can Send You to Jail
In the latest episode of Boom! Lawyered, Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo discuss the case of Jamal Knox, a young rapper who was convicted for terroristic threats and witness intimidation based on the lyrics of his music. When are words “true threats,” and when are they protected free speech? And why do most court cases on speech seem to be decided in whichever direction benefits white Christian patriarchy?
Boom! Lawyered: ‘Reverse Discrimination’ Isn’t a Thing, but the Roberts Court Might Disagree
The Supreme Court will soon decide whether to take a case that would give school districts the ability to affirmatively discriminate against transgender students. Boom! Lawyered hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explain how a bad decision in this case could enshrine the bogus concept of “reverse discrimination” into law, putting even more rights—and lives—at risk.
Boom! Lawyered: The GOP Is Using the Courts to Do What Congress Couldn’t: Repeal the ACA
In a new filing this week, President Donald Trump’s Justice Department declared that it wants the courts to strike down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional. This comes on the heels of a recent district court decision making the same argument by U.S. District Court Judge and noted malcontent Reed O’Connor. In the latest episode of Boom! Lawyered, Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo explain this new strategy, the legal errors underpinning it, and its odds of success in the Era of Kavanaugh.
Boom! Lawyered: Mailbag Edition
In the latest episode of Boom! Lawyered, hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy answer listener questions across a range of important issues. Where can we find hope for the future of reproductive rights? How soon will people feel the impact of so many recent ultra-conservative judges appointed to the lower courts? And what beverage pairs well with a delicious criminal indictment? Listen and subscribe to find out.
Boom! Lawyered: A Dude Is Suing an Alabama Abortion Clinic for ‘Wrongful Death’…of an Embryo
Ryan Magers is suing the Alabama Women’s Center for wrongful death because his girlfriend, who was 16 at the time, got an abortion—with the consent of her parents—against Magers’s wishes. How is this even possible? And how does this case fit into the ongoing anti-choice campaign for “fetal personhood?” Boom! Lawyered hosts Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo have those answers and more.
Boom! Lawyered: Myth-Busting the Anti-Choice ‘Born Alive’ Bills
Anti-choice politicians are pushing a new legislative strategy to demonize their opponents and confuse the public: so-called Born Alive bills. In this episode of Boom! Lawyered, Rewire.News legal eagles Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo dissect the myths propping up this strategy and give you all the tools you need to combat anti-choice lies about later abortion.
Boom! Lawyered: The Cohen Hearing vs. the Kavanaugh Hearings
An unforgettable day of testimony on Capitol Hill began with Republicans demanding a do-over because—wait for it—they didn’t get documents on time. For anyone who followed the Kavanaugh hearings, that might be funny if it wasn’t so sad. And that was just the beginning!
In this emergency episode of Boom! Lawyered, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy discuss some of the most pressing legal questions and concerning developments from Michael Cohen’s day of testimony before the House oversight committee.